Thanks Joris for initiating this!
I believe this Effect deserves being a Resolume Native Effect - with the added benefits of it being actively developed and us confident that we can use it and incorporate it into our workflow - no matter what improvements are going on with the Resolume software.
I'm using this Effect in creating circular 'arrays' that form some sorts of 'machines', 'mandalas', etc. (example images below)
This effect takes your original loop (DXV3 with transparency works the best imo) and replicates it in a circular path (Radial Cloner) or a Grid path (Horizontal Cloner)
Added Features over the 32bit version
Anton had upgraded the 64bit beta version of the Radial Cloner with another awesome option - the ability to create an 'open circle' and the ability to set the 'circle angle' - a portion out of the whole circle where the cloning happens. This opens more possibilities, such as creating a 'hand-held-fan' like shapes (or 'peacock tale shape' if you like), Cascades (or echoes) of visuals that flow in a half circles and more. When you animate the parameters of these angles you can get even more complex and creative stuff done.
One upgrade that I offer to add is the ability to offset the time for the clones - so if an action happens on the original loop it cascades to its copies one after the other. This will create even more interesting 'Machines' (4 clone can move inside a 4/4 beat) and in general an awesome sequential animation feel.
Another upgrade can be the option to add a shadow to your clones and this can create a fake 'Ambient Occlusion' feel by adding shadow between them. (this can be done now by placing a drop shadow effect before the Cloner effect, too, but having it as a feature inside this effect can simplify the workflow)
To describe the needed Parameters:
Here are some examples:
A Steam Torch Element
Cloned with Radial Cloner to create this Circle Of Steam:
Or to create these two Hand-held-fan like Steam Screens:
A Speaker Element
Cloned with Radial Cloner to create these two Complex Speakers:
A Pipe Element
Cloned with Radial Cloner (open circle) to create this Pipes Background:
Or Cloned with Radial Cloner to create this Frame - made of Pipes:
A Piston Element
Cloned with Radial Cloner to create this Pistons Circle:
Or this Abstract Circle
- Slider - Setting the number of the clones (1-50)
Slider - Rotating the master clone (0-360)
Slider - Scaling the master clone (0-100)
Slider - Rotating the clones sequentially (0-360 / number of clones)
Slider - Scaling the clones sequentially (1-100 / number of clones)
Slider - Setting the circle dimension (0-100)
Slider - Setting the time difference between the different clones (time / number of clones - each clone's time)
Slider - Drop shadow (for the fake AO feel) (Parametrs from the current Drop shadow Effect)
Slider - Setting the open circle's angle (0-360)
Slider - Rotating the whole cloned composition (0-360)
A very powerful Effect that should be a part of the Resolume Effects.
I'll be happy to help in any advice/testing/rubbing-dev-shoulders when needed. ))
Looking forward to having it and making an even more interesting and captivating compositions!